While colon cancer is steadily decreasing in individuals 55 and older, research suggests rates are increasing in age groups commonly referred to as Generation X and Millennials. The American Cancer Society reiterated the rise in young-onset by stating more than 10 per 100,000 adults between the ages of 20 to 49 were afflicted with the disease
Our very own Dr. Jatinder Pruthi was recently featured in Antelope Valley Hospital’s community newsletter! Dr. Pruthi has been a practicing Gastroenterologist and Liver Specialist for over 20 years. He graduated from the prestigious Government Medical College in Patiala in Punjab, India and completed his residency and fellowship in New York and Los Angeles. Today, Dr.
A colonoscopy is by far the gold standard in colon and colorectal cancer screening. Colonoscopy with polyp removal decreases mortality from colon cancer by roughly 53 percent. Colonoscopies prevent the development of cancer by removal of polyps that could become cancerous. It is the only screening that actually prevents the disease it is attempting to
Are you putting off getting a colonoscopy? If so, you’re not alone. Many people put off having a colonoscopy year after year because they’re worried it will be an unpleasant, even painful experience. Although colonoscopies are not remotely painful, with every step from preparation to post-procedure care being designed for your comfort, people still firmly
Cologuard, the in-home colon cancer test, may be an accurate, noninvasive test that could improve the effectiveness of colorectal cancer screening. To use the Cologuard test – an individual collects a single stool sample using one of the retailed testing kits, then sends it to Exact Sciences Lab. The results are then forwarded to your
In 1997, Katie Couric, the CBS News anchor and managing editor, and husband Jay Monahan first learned that he had colon cancer. Monahan died nine months after that, at age 42. Since that time, Couric has become a tireless advocate for colon cancer screening, early detection and prevention to try to spare other families the
Globally, more people die of cancer than AIDS, malaria and tuberculosis combined. 14.1 million people are diagnosed with cancer and we lose 8.2 million individuals world-wide to cancer each year. These numbers are growing larger each year. World Cancer Day was organized to create awareness and promote education. This year’s World Cancer Day campaign is